Bobbi Brown Caviar & Rubies Eyeshadow Palette
There's not a shade in this palette that wouldn't be put to use. From a flattering deep blue to a gilded gold, any sort of eye look you want can be created with these nine shades. It includes a nice mix of matte and shimmer finishes so that you're covered for every occasion.
To buy: $75; bobbibrowncosmetics.com.
Fenty Galaxy Eyshadow Palette
For the person who likes to experiment with colors, this palette is for them. This set of 14 shimmer shades does include some neutrals like black, navy, and bronze, but it's the bright blues and pink that will likely excite the makeup lover. Plus, the fun holographic, rainbow packaging will have them saying thank you before they've even seen what's inside.
To buy: $59; sephora.com.
Urban Decay Naked Palette
One of the original go-to eyeshadow palettes, this is a perfect gift for those just getting into beauty as well as for those who create an eye look every day. The set of 12 shades includes all the neutrals you need but without being overwhelming for any beginners who might receive it. From gold to grey, the hues are flattering for all skin tones and eye colors.
To buy: $54; sephora.com.
Morphe Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette
If it's a bargain you're looking for, this palette is the ticket. With 35 shades to choose from, the opportunities are endless. And with matte, satin, and shimmer finishes to choose from you can match whatever mood or occasion.
To buy: $38; ulta.com.
Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
For a sweet treat that won't expire, try this chocolate makeup treat. Shaped like a candy bar, the 16 shades are actually infused with cocoa powder which you'll realize as soon as you open the palette and get a whiff. The chocolate-inspired shades range from mousse to butter pecan, and go on just as smoothly as you'd imagine.
To buy: $49; ulta.com.
Winter Jewels Palette
This holiday palette includes eight jewel-toned eyeshadows, one black eyeliner, a glowy highlighter, and a golden bronzer. Plus, it has a removable mirror that you can set anywhere to do your makeup on-the-go.
To buy: $58; beautycounter.com.